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Old 06-17-2014, 06:42 PM   #1
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Mikes trip to Moab 1190S

Hi everyone here I am sitting in Silverthorne CO on my way to Moab pretty nice ride coming from the Edmonton AB area.First Day lots of rain Bike is a dream can't believe how this bike runs on the highway.I am coming from a DL1000 and ST1300 and can't believe the fuel economy,power and how smooth the 1190 runs.My route has been south to Shelby then east to Deadwood then south through Cheyenne,I left on last Sat I am going to spend 1 more day in CO don't know where I will end up tomorrow just want to end up in Moab mid day Thurs.
Has any one been there what are the best places to go?
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Old 06-17-2014, 07:14 PM   #2
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Savor every minute out there, its my favorite place to go out west!!!

For some big bike friendly routes check out Gemini Bridges, Hurrah Pass, and
La Sal Loop Road via Sand Flats Road.

If you have a full day to kill White Rim trail is supposed to be Epic.
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:20 PM   #3
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I camped 4 days along the Colorado right outside town and dreamed every night and day of doing the white rim trail
I saw it from dead horse and it looks just surreal
Please do that ride and tell me all about it
That trail is the single reason I want to go back with a bike
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Old 06-18-2014, 11:04 AM   #4
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Yes, do report back about your ride. Love to hear about what it was like, what trails/routes you took, etc.

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Old 06-18-2014, 03:43 PM   #5
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Me and 3 friends just went through Moab and South Utah late April for a week. I've been to Moab on my 525 4 times and love it. This time we did it on the big bikes. There is so much to see. We camped out at a geyser by green river and didn't know about it till when we got back. Super cool. Look on the internet for spots to hit. We also wanted to see where the 127 hour movie was. We road right by it. Wtf.
Only wants me to go back again.

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Old 06-18-2014, 04:01 PM   #6
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Okay guys I am here rode in on 128 wow what a start,I have a gopro so am recording every thing.Thanks for the suggestions I went and saw Fred at arrowhead nice guy and got some maps so tonight I will be planing my rides.
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Old 06-18-2014, 04:37 PM   #7
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Okay guys I am here rode in on 128 wow what a start,I have a gopro so am recording every thing.Thanks for the suggestions I went and saw Fred at arrowhead nice guy and got some maps so tonight I will be planing my rides.
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Fun, easy warmup with Gemini Bridges
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:36 PM   #8
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If you want something challenging,,,,, Pritchett Canyon!!!


All of the stuff Scud mentioned is good stuff... White Rim is a blast!!

If you want to check out ArchesNP,,, take 191 North of town,,, about 5 miles past the airport you can get in the back way via Salt Valley Rd.

And another don't miss,,,, Slick Rock.
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Old 06-19-2014, 12:39 PM   #9
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Just out of Moab is Lockhart Basin trail. Big bike fun and I believe is part of the Utah back road route. Attached is a bit of video earlier this year. Couple of challenging spots with luggage. Soft is preferable. Boxes tend to snag on rocks on the side of the trails

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtBGEkKQ-yY

Also lots of 2 track jeep trails North East of Moab. Just off the main highway as you turn onto 191, go a couple of miles then head East. Goes right to the Colorado river to Dewey Bridge. Also a popular area for the jeep guys and quads. Hours to play
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:25 PM   #10
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Well got my first day in,Hurrah pass is about all I can handle on this bike but it was a awesome ride here is a pic of me ar the top,sorry about the quality
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:31 PM   #11
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:51 PM   #12
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mad props to anyone who can ride Slick Rock on a big adventure bike. There are plenty of pucker factor spots in there and a fall will scar your bike for life, if you are lucky that is all the suffering you would endure.

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Old 06-20-2014, 06:10 PM   #13
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Well time to leave of to the west coast.
I learned something today soft deep sand is not my friend but does the off road ever work any other bike i would have been stuck.
I went up to Gemini Bridges that is really cool country.I will be coming back maybe in may it is way to hot in the afternoon for me to be riding this bike in the tough going.I would post more pics but I have to downsize them to much and I want to frame a few for my wall.
As I said before this bike is a awesome all round bike I am so happy I bought it.
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:13 PM   #14
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mad props to anyone who can ride Slick Rock on a big adventure bike. There are plenty of pucker factor spots in there and a fall will scar your bike for life, if you are lucky that is all the suffering you would endure.

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Falling on any bike at SR can scar you and your bike for life!!

My first trip out there was on the SE and SR was the first on the list.... the only real pucker spot was the spot where you are going down the rock face with the uphill on your left and halfway down you have to transition to the right.

That was the same year KTM had their rally ,,,,, there were scads of Adventures. I've seen GS's and a Super Tenere also. I wouldn't hesitate to take my Adventure around the loop.
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Old 06-21-2014, 04:14 PM   #15
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Falling on any bike at SR can scar you and your bike for life!!

My first trip out there was on the SE and SR was the first on the list.... the only real pucker spot was the spot where you are going down the rock face with the uphill on your left and halfway down you have to transition to the right.

That was the same year KTM had their rally ,,,,, there were scads of Adventures. I've seen GS's and a Super Tenere also. I wouldn't hesitate to take my Adventure around the loop.
I think you are describing the Tidal Wave section. I've only rode the loop once on a mountain bike. Most of it seemed fine for a dirt bike to me, but the adventure bike would have been serious pucker factor. Might be easier for me following another rider so I can build confidence watching them conquer certain sections first.

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